Well, this is a new way to get fired. Unsatisfied with just doing his job at Seymour (Conn.) High School, swim team coach Kevin Quill tried to fire up his team by dappling in the motivational screen printing business. His subject? A member of his own team who had quit after not being named captain.
(Another of Quill’s motivational techniques: Throwing shoes at slow swimmers.)
Hence shirts emblazoned with “The Mascot is a quitter,” a message that sounds fairly benign until you realize that the player in question was actually named Mascot. Even more ridiculously, Quill tried to defend the action, saying that the shirts were, “not poking fun at the student (Mascot), but instead were poking fun at the situation.” How exactly a shirt that is only clever in how it uses the word mascot as a double-entendre is poking fun at the situation, we have no idea. What situation? The fact that the kid’s name was Mascot? That’s a situation?
In almost all cases, wearing Spandex in public is a bad decision. Just ask Bobby Brown. Lafayette High School girls volleyball team of Williamsburg, VA is learning this the hard way.
On Tuesday the Rams scored a key victory, defeating 2007 state runner-up Grafton. Unfortunately that win was almost taken away from Lafayette because the team wore Spandex shorts. The team broke an “unwritten policy” by the Williamsburg-James County Public Schools that bans the form fitting material from high school and middle school volleyball competition.
Conant (NH) High School’s junior captain, Stephen Record, died in a car crash in December, but was still part of a championship team that won the New Hampshire Class M boys’ basketball title Friday night.
Local news outlet UNIONLEADER.COM mentions that the win locks up a three-peat for the Jaffey high school, as well as a state championship sweep for boys and girls.